Home Care Assistance is proud to announce that our CEO, Lily Sarafan, was recently named 2016 Woman of the Year by Women Health Care Executives (WHCE), a community of professional women in the San Francisco Bay Area who have formed a support network to encourage and inspire each other throughout the development of their careers across the health care industry. The prestigious Woman of the Year award is given annually to a woman who is a strong leader and has made exceptional contributions to the health care field.
For over a decade, Lily Sarafan has led Home Care Assistance from a single office agency to a network of almost 150 offices across the United States, Canada and Australia. And Home Care Assistance’s growth has not gone unnoticed. A 2016 Franchise500® and Inc. 5000 Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. Today, over 6,000 team members are accelerating the company’s mission to change the way the world ages by providing high-quality in-home care that is enabling seniors to live happier, healthier lives at home.
Lily’s expertise in home care, aging and wellness have earned her numerous speaking engagements on digital health and the future of aging at the White House and conferences around the world. She has earned recognition as one of Silicon Valley’s Top 40 Under 40 and has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and Inc.
Lily is also an investor and advisor to startups, mentor for 500 Startups and StartX, and co-founder of a healthcare technology venture. She serves on the boards of several high-impact organizations including the Stanford Alumni Association, the Berkeley Haas Center for Entrepreneurship and Development and the National Iranian American Council. Across various public and private sector initiatives, Lily plays a leadership role to advance economic development, civil society, and interdisciplinary approaches to business and social impact.
Lily will be formally recognized at WHCE’s Woman of the Year gala on May 3rd at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California. At the gala, WHCE will also announce scholarships for young women in the Bay Area who have demonstrated their commitment to careers in health care and dedication to serving the communities. For event details, please visit: www.whcesfbay.org.
On behalf of Home Care Assistance, we would like to extend warm congratulations to Lily Sarafan. We are proud to have such a strong female leader at our helm and appreciate her hard work and dedication to improving the lives of seniors and their families across the world!